The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 15 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 42 117 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.82% 23.12% 24.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.10% 53.18% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 93 92
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
209 220 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 43.91% 43.48% 49.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 174 188
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £256 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.63 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.70 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 33 £300 -7.69% 13
Newport - 2 £443 - 2
Caerphilly - 1 £278 - 1
SQL
Wales

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SQL.

1 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.56%) SQL Server
3 33 (24.81%) Oracle
4 31 (23.31%) Microsoft
5 25 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (18.80%) ETL
6 24 (18.05%) XML
7 23 (17.29%) Windows
7 23 (17.29%) Java
8 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 18 (13.53%) .NET
9 18 (13.53%) Data Analysis
10 16 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
10 16 (12.03%) Linux
10 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (11.28%) Finance
11 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (10.53%) Scrum
12 14 (10.53%) C#
12 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET
12 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
13 13 (9.77%) PL/SQL
13 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
14 12 (9.02%) Spring
14 12 (9.02%) Load Testing
15 11 (8.27%) Selenium
15 11 (8.27%) QA
15 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.77%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.51%) Apache
3 6 (4.51%) PowerExchange
4 5 (3.76%) Liferay
5 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.26%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.26%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.26%) Confluence
6 3 (2.26%) SAS
7 2 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) IIS
8 1 (0.75%) Luigi
8 1 (0.75%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) Stata
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Intranet
1 6 (4.51%) SNMP
1 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.51%) VoIP
2 3 (2.26%) HTTP
3 2 (1.50%) Extranet
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.27%) Oracle Database
5 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (7.52%) MySQL
7 9 (6.77%) NoSQL
7 9 (6.77%) PowerCenter
8 8 (6.02%) Big Data
8 8 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
10 6 (4.51%) QlikView
10 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
12 4 (3.01%) HBase
12 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Selenium
1 11 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.02%) JUnit
2 8 (6.02%) Maven
2 8 (6.02%) MSTest
2 8 (6.02%) NUnit
3 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.26%) MSBuild
3 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.51%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (4.51%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.01%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.01%) JBehave
6 4 (3.01%) JMeter
6 4 (3.01%) StarTeam
7 3 (2.26%) JIRA
7 3 (2.26%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Advertising
3 3 (2.26%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Electronics
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
4 2 (1.50%) Military
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (47.37%) Developer
2 18 (13.53%) Analyst
3 16 (12.03%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.02%) DBA
5 11 (8.27%) Consultant
5 11 (8.27%) SQL DBA
5 11 (8.27%) SQL Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Informatica Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Tester
9 6 (4.51%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Architect
10 4 (3.01%) QlikView Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.26%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.05%) XML
2 18 (13.53%) .NET
3 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.02%) Spring
5 11 (8.27%) HTML
5 11 (8.27%) jQuery
6 10 (7.52%) CSS
7 9 (6.77%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.77%) Web Services
8 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (6.02%) JSON
9 7 (5.26%) Entity Framework
9 7 (5.26%) SOAP
9 7 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
10 5 (3.76%) Ajax
10 5 (3.76%) XML Schema
10 5 (3.76%) XSD
11 4 (3.01%) Dropwizard
11 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.51%) NHS
4 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.26%) iSeries
5 2 (1.50%) AS400
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.50%) Fintech
5 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.50%) iPad
5 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Informatics
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.29%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Linux
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.76%) Unix
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.80%) ETL
3 18 (13.53%) Data Analysis
4 16 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (10.53%) Scrum
6 12 (9.02%) Load Testing
7 11 (8.27%) MVC
8 10 (7.52%) Migration
8 10 (7.52%) OO
8 10 (7.52%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.77%) Automated Testing
9 9 (6.77%) Business Analysis
9 9 (6.77%) Database Tuning
9 9 (6.77%) ETL Development
9 9 (6.77%) OOP
9 9 (6.77%) Open Source
9 9 (6.77%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.29%) Java
2 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.53%) C#
4 13 (9.77%) PL/SQL
5 11 (8.27%) C
6 10 (7.52%) Python
7 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.51%) C++
9 5 (3.76%) Groovy
9 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.26%) R
11 2 (1.50%) RPG
11 2 (1.50%) RPG IV
11 2 (1.50%) RPG/400
11 2 (1.50%) VB
11 2 (1.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.75%) Perl
12 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.77%) ISEB
4 6 (4.51%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.51%) MCDBA
4 6 (4.51%) MCITP
4 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.26%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) PhD
6 2 (1.50%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.50%) HDFS
3 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Ansible
1 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.50%) Oozie
3 1 (0.75%) Ambari
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (24.81%) Oracle
2 31 (23.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.27%) Teradata
4 10 (7.52%) Informatica
5 6 (4.51%) RedGate
5 6 (4.51%) SAP
6 5 (3.76%) Splunk
7 4 (3.01%) Coverity
7 4 (3.01%) HP
8 3 (2.26%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.26%) Cognos
8 3 (2.26%) Siebel
8 3 (2.26%) VMware
9 2 (1.50%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.50%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.50%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.50%) Tableau
10 1 (0.75%) Citrix
10 1 (0.75%) Sybase
10 1 (0.75%) Zend